Generous Annual Leave Entitlement

Annual leave ranges from 25 days to a maximum of 33 days as well as an additional 10 statutory holidays. Recognition of service for enhanced annual leave entitlements will be transferrable from the Trust.

Recognition of Service from NHS

Work for the NHS? NIH recognises service in the NHS in relation to benefits that accrue from continuous service including annual leave, pay point on NHS scale, NHS pension scheme, occupational sickness and maternity entitlement schemes etc

Pay Parity with the Trust

NIH offers pay parity with the NHS salary scales in Northern Ireland for all clinical roles.

Pension Scheme

If you are a current member (or have paid into NHS pension scheme within the last 6 months) you will be able to remain in this scheme with the same contribution rates being applied. If you are not eligible to remain in the NHS pension scheme, then we offer alternative Pension Schemes to join

Wellbeing Focussed

NIH as an organisation has a significant focus on employee wellbeing offering various relevant training courses and support mechanisms.

Learning and Development

NIH offers learning and development opportunities and pathways for its staff.

Employee Assistance Programme

NIH offer all employees a highly rated free, confidential and independent counselling service facilitated through an external specialist organisation.

Flexible Working/Family Friendly Policies

NIH offer a range of flexible working and family friendly policies and practises and have received awards in this area.

Car Parking

NIH offers free car parking at all of its sites

Subsidised Canteens

NIH offers subsidised canteens in its Adults and Childrens Hospice buildings which caters for tasty and inexpensive breakfasts, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Old Schoolhouse Coffee Shop

The Old Schoolhouse Coffee Shop based at our Somerton Road Adult Hospice site offers staff a 10% discount on all food, drinks and all items in their gift shop.

Benenden Healthcare Scheme

Through salary sacrifrice, employees can benefit from joining this scheme as an affordable alternative to private health insurance which works to complement the services provided by the NHS.

Staff Services Card

Staff Services is a discount scheme run by Belfast Health Trust and offer 1000+ discounts and services across NI. It involves a salary sacrifice of £5.42 per month deducted from net salary (no benefits from tax or national insurance savings). Discounts are available on Shopping Cards, various shops and online retailers, accomodation and days out etc.

Cycle Scheme

Employees can make savings via salary sacrifice of between 25-39% on purchase of bike, bike and accessories or accessories only

Tech Scheme

Employees can make savings via salary sacrifice of between 25-39% on purchase of bike, bike and accessories or accessories only

NHS Fleet Solutions

NHS Fleet Solutions are the largest provider in the UK and employees can benefit from hassle free motoring via a salary sacrifice scheme with savings on Tax and National Insurance contributions over a 2 or 3 year lease period.

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